Monday, December 9, 2013

Little Drummer Boy by Deliza Rafferty

Heat up your holiday for only 99 Cents!
Little Drummer Boy - Vol. 3 of the Savannah Rossi Chronicles
Published Dec. 16, 2012
5,837 words
Erotic Romance
Synopsis:
It's Christmas Eve and sexy singer/songwriter Savannah Rossi has plans to spend the evening at a local jazz club sitting in with a friend's band. After months of flirtation with the smouldering drummer, she's also got plans to light his yule log after the gig. Oh cum all ye faithful, it's the most wonderful time of the year! 
*Contains graphic sexual content and strong language.*
The Savannah Rossi Chronicles are a series of stand alone short stories/novellas preceding an eventual full length novel that follow the steamy adventures of sexy, independent, musically-gifted singer/songwriter Savannah Rossi, who is teetering on the verge of national success. This is no spoiled brat pop princess looking to be saved. Confident, driven, intelligent and unabashed in her sexuality, Savannah has created her own success and enjoys a vibrant sex life on her own terms with men of her choosing. Is it possible that any one man could tame such an independent free spirit? Who says she even needs to be tamed? Join Savannah on her erotic musical journey to find out! 
Ten volumes total are planned, to be followed up with a full length novel. So don't worry; Sav will get her HEA!
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Meet The Author
Deliza Rafferty is a new erotic romance writer located in Hollywood. She's written all sorts of stories and poems for personal enjoyment since she was a little girl, but has spent most of her career in the music business. She is venturing into sharing her musings publicly for the very first time and is excited that modern day technology allows her to do it at her leisure. "Deliza" means "gives pleasure and "Rafferty" means "rich and prosperous." With a name like that, what else could she do? Well...legally, anyway?
Deliza loves to interact with her readers, so feel free to stalk her all over the interwebz!
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

HELLO! 
Today we are celebrating the “OFFICIAL” release of Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland! 

This is an adorable third adventure of Iceland tales with children’s author-Wendy Nystrom!


We are having a GRAND release event! 
Join us Thursday November 7th.
Games, prizes, laughs, and fun! 
Come see what Tomfoolery will be done! 
Rafflecopter Giveaways will run from November 7th-10th
Be sure to come see all the fun Wendy has created! 

*Wendy Nystrom is a published author with Anchor Group Publishing, wife and a mother of three wonderful children. Wendy grew up in St. Paul, MN, and has lived at different points in her life in Minnesota, Texas, Idaho, Colorado, West Virginia, and Iceland. She currently resides in Michigan (USA). Wendy is an avid reader of many different genres; she love adventures; and devotes some of her time to being active in schools, the local library, and other community projects. She earned a BA in Geography concentrating on Urban Planning at Texas State University. Wendy began writing children stories in 2005 while living on the wonderfully imagination filled island of Iceland. Her writing paradise is sitting around a campfire deep in the mountains with a huge moon above with the mountain outlined all around while a story teller weaves a tale of adventure with a splash of fun as a pebble skips across the water.


Wendy’s first children’s book is James Saves the Moon.







James Saves the Moon, a precocious young boy finds himself on a true adventure in the beautiful mountains of Iceland when he climbs out his window one night in an effort to touch the moon. He starts out on a mission that ends up so much more. He meets a magical friend, named Syvok, who shows him the way and introduces him to trouble and keeps him safe all at the same time. He also meets Matthias, a majestic blue dragon who flies them anywhere they need to go. With the help of his new friends James not only gets to touch the moon, but ends up having to save it. James is returned home with a magic souvenir, incredible memories, and promises of more adventures with his new friends.
 AwardsReaders Favorite 5 Star





Wendy’s second children’s book is 
Helga Returns: James and Syvok’s Adventure 2

James discovers a foot print walking along the shoreline.  His special rock glows, and his heart fills with anticipation. He is going to see his friend Syvok again! What awaits him now? As he looks to the beautiful Icelandic mountains excitement grows. Syvok appears at James window and they take off up the mountainside. With just a little fairy dust a magic door opens where James finds himself face to huge face with a Troll. Helga introduces herself and they become quick friends. James soon discovers that Helga has been tossed out of her home because of a mistake she made. He embarks on a mission to find a way to help Helga get her old job back and win back the hearts of her family and friends without getting tossed into the icy cold realms himself.
Awards: Readers Favorite 5 Star
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/helga-returns-wendy-nystrom/1107929598



Wendy’s third children’s book is
 Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

What do you get? A lot of Tomfoolery and fun I’ll bet! The Thirteen Yule Lads of Iceland are much different than the Santa Clause we know. They are mischievous, troublesome, funny, and full of curiosity. Much like James!  When James visits them in their home with Syvok, he almost gets eaten by their mother and is taunted by the Christmas Cat, they know right where they are going to come when they visit town during the 13 days of Christmas. James finds out that the Yule Lads make the noisiest houseguests ever when they come to stay. They clang pots, slam doors, and even bring their own lamb. However amidst all the ruckus they create comes the most joy and fun for the holidays.


Amongst The Clouds: James & Syvok Adventure 4 is in the works!

Wendy also has an Urban Fantasy Short in an Anthology:
Paranormal Days Gone Awry
New Moon Brethren: Blaze
Changeling












The story is told by a dragon named Blaze who belongs to an old secret society 
made up of paranormal beings and humans to stop the dark one.
*A full novel is in progress based off this short story!*


Connect with Wendy!

Paperback sale Wendy is offering:



Rafflecopter Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/Y2E2ODA3YTg3NmI0NjE2NmYxZjVmNTExOTQzZTczOjM=/
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Shuttered Affections by Rene Folsom: Cover Reveal!

From the author of the Roommate Romance series comes a breathtaking tale of a girl trying to escape her past and focus on her future, all while coping with lust at first sight when she least expects it. To be read as the first novel in the Cornerstone series, I give you the cover of Shuttered Affections...

Release Date: October 15, 2013

Shuttered Affections Cover

Synopsis

After escaping to a college town, Juliana Petersen was determined to put her troubled past behind her and make the most of life. She was satisfied with her current situation, or so she thought. It wasn’t until the day her new photography professor stole her parking spot that she realized there was such thing as lust at first sight. Now, she must struggle with the decision to break the rules and fall in love, or step back and let the chance of a lifetime pass her by—all while her past relationships come back to haunt her.

How many men will it take to break Julia’s hold on reality?

Excerpt

In an attempt to lighten the mood, I changed the subject. Uncrossing my legs, I planted my feet slightly apart in front of me and propped my elbows on my knees.

“I also brought some fruit… grapes and strawberries.” I smiled big at my attempt to be sweet.

“Ahh. Actually, grapes would be great, but I’m allergic to strawberries,” he said with a bashful look on his face.

“Oh, what a shame,” I said with a hint of seduction in my voice. “Because they’re very plump and juicy. I just love strawberries.”

“Oh, you do, do you?” he teased.

I nodded, biting my lip out of nervousness with what I was about to do.

Then, I did the most daring thing I could think of.

I grabbed one of the strawberries and slowly brought it to my mouth. I parted my lips and thrust my tongue slightly out to meet with the delicious red morsel. I bit down while sucking the juices slowly. My eyes fluttered and rolled shut as I enjoyed the delicious flavors bursting onto my taste buds. Seductively, I flicked the leftover green cap into the grass beside us, then began licking and sucking on the two fingers that were covered with the sticky juice.

After enjoying each slow chew, I opened my eyes to gaze upon a man with power and hunger in his eyes. Hunger for me.

The next thing I knew, Aiden was on his hands and knees, methodically making his way towards me.

Out of sheer instinct, I backed away while keeping my legs slightly apart and propping myself back on my arms. He continued his prowl until he was kneeling between my knees with both his hands braced beside me.

He edged closer to me, his lips hovering precariously close to mine. A sudden gasp of breath was all I could manage before our lips met.

His right hand steadied my upper back while he held himself up with his left, hovering over me. His chest pressed hot and hard against mine. Our tongues met and tangled together. I struggled for air but couldn’t pull away. He consumed me.

ADD TO GOODREADS

About the Author

Rene Folsom, author of paranormal romance and erotica, lives in Florida with her husband and three kids. She has officially diagnosed herself with creative ADD and, if it weren't for her day job as a web programmer, she would have a million and one writing projects going at once. In addition to web design, she is also a graphic artist who loves to create custom book cover designs for indie authors. She is definitely an artist at heart and would love nothing more than to be elbow deep in clay during her waking hours.

Rene believes that all fiction is based on some form of reality—otherwise we would never have the inspiration or knowledge to dream up the realistic situations we portray with our words. She is proud to say that her personal experiences have been inspirational, though perhaps not always identical to that of her fictional characters. Where reality and fantasy diverge, however, must remain her little secret…

Connect with Rene: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads



Thursday, September 5, 2013

Victoria Kinnairds Top 5 Writing Tips - Red Sun Rises Blog Tour


Today, we've been lucky enough to have Victoria Kinnaird stop by to visit us. She's graciously written down her top 5 writing tips (and they are AWESOME!) 
Her new book, The Red Sun Rises comes out in just a couple of more days so until then, go check out the release party going on on Facebook (link at bottom of post) so you can be ready to grab the book the moment it comes out!











My Top 5 Writing Tips




1. Stick with it
It took me five years to write “The Red Sun Rises”. I started, stopped and walked away from it more times than I can count. The thing is, it wouldn’t leave me alone. I couldn’t let it go. If you are in the same boat, I recommend sticking with it - no matter how frustrated or insecure you are. If you can’t get the story out of your head, it’s safe to assume it’s stuck for a reason - so take it as far as you can!

2. Don’t be scared to share your work
One of the reasons I kept scrapping “The Red Sun Rises” was because I was so insecure about it. It wasn’t until I started sharing my work with trusted friends that I was able to move past that. They helped me with structure, made me explain my choices and cheered me on. Sometimes it’s just nice to know someone wants to know what happens next. When someone else invests themselves in your writing, it makes it more real.

3. Writer’s block isn’t the end of the world
The dreaded block. It sucks, doesn’t it? I used to be very melodramatic about writer’s blog - it really can feel like the world is ending. I think it’s important to know why you’re blocked - has your inspiration run dry? Has a certain character hit a wall? Are you under too much pressure? You can’t fix it until you know what’s broken. As time goes on, you’ll be able to identify and fix the problem really quickly.

4. Find what inspires you, and run with it
For me, it’s music. I have band tattoos and travel all over the world to see my favourite bands play. Before I even knew what my book was about, I knew what it sounded like. I knew what the movie soundtrack would be. So when I sat down to write the draft of “The Red Sun Rises” that became the finished manuscript, I put together the book’s play list and I listened to it constantly.

5. Your art, your rules
You will always be the biggest fan of your writing (very deep down) so you are the first and only person you should be writing for. If you’re not happy with your work, chances are no one else will be. So don’t think “I can’t do this…” or “my readers won’t like that…” - write what feels natural to you.




Monday, September 2, 2013

Author Interview with Marie Lavender



Today, we're lucky to have author Marie Lavender with us. She's an incredibly talented writer and really sweet to talk to!

  Give us the title and genre of your book and a 30-word or less tagline:
Upon Your Return is a historical romance novel set in Victorian France.  To sum it up, the main character is Fara Bellamont, a young girl who has always dreamed of having adventure in her life.  When she is set upon by rogues, her protector becomes so much more than a stranger.

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
It will, of course, appeal to historical romance or historical fiction readers.  It should also appeal to anyone who loves a good love story.

How did you come up with the title of your book or series?
Upon Your Return came from a part of the dialogue between the two main characters.

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?
The lovely Kayden McLeod did the cover art.  Jimmy Thomas is the male cover model.  When I put in the request form through the publisher, I wanted something that would invoke the harbor, the fact that Grant Hill, the hero is a captain.  I also wanted something very romantic, and I think they achieved that quite well.

They did wonderfully! -Amanda

Who is your favorite character from your book and why?
It is so hard to choose.  Of course, I am partial to Fara because there are a lot of things about her that I can relate to.  She is a strong female character in a time where women were powerless.  I also love Captain Hill as a character.  He is so…um, hot. 

*fans herself* Ooo yes he is!

How about your least favorite character?  What makes them less appealing to you?
Oh, dear.  I don’t want to give any spoilers away.  Well, I really have no liking for the man Fara is promised to at the beginning of the book, Jean Le CroĆ­x.  He is a spoiled jerk.

If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be?  Why?
I guess it would be fun to have the book made into a movie.  I have always seen the story playing in my head like one so it just seems fitting to see it that way in reality.  Of course, that is just a dream, but one can always dream, right?

I think this is a wonderful idea!

Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:
Interestingly, Upon Your Return is a part of a series.  It is the first book of the Heiresses in Love series.  In the course of the series, the characters visit many different locales, and I have found it so fascinating to go on those adventures with them. 

Oh dear. I sense a lot of 'One Click" in my future!

What other books are similar to your own?  What makes them alike?
It’s ironic that you say that.  When I think of this series, I think a little of Catherine Coulter’s Devil’s Embrace.  Only a little, of course.  The story is totally different.  I actually used that cover (the original) as the suggestion for this one.  But, when I received the cover art for Upon Your Return, it was perfect for the story.  I am so glad they went in that direction.

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
I can sing first soprano.  And I write poetry occasionally.

I think we need prood of both of these. :P

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
You can certainly visit my website.  http://www.marielavender.webs.com/  
I have two blogs as well.  http://marielavenderbooks.blogspot.com/
http://marielavender.blogspot.com/
You can also connect with me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
https://www.facebook.com/marie.lavender.58
https://www.facebook.com/MarieAnnLavender
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=92992474&trk=hb_tab_pro_top
https://twitter.com/marielavender1

What can we expect from you in the future? 
I just finished writing the sequel to Upon Your Return.  It is titled Upon Your Honor.  I will also be releasing an anthology before the end of the year.  I have a romantic suspense in the works as well.  On top of all of these projects, I do plan to re-release all 15 of my other published books under Marie Lavender (they are under other pen names now).

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Feel free to tell your friends or tweet about it!  Word of mouth is very effective.  Reviews are also appreciated. J

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
Never give up.  The road is long and hard.  But, as with most other things in life, if you keep trying, if you keep moving forward, it is worth it.

Is there anything else you’d like to say?
I’d like to thank you for letting me visit you and your readers today, Amanda!

Oh my goodness, thank YOU for stopping by!

And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and tantalize us:

“I hear you're leaving us.”
She turned to see Grant approach her. “Yes, my uncle has sent transportation.”
“It's a pity. I would have kept you longer.”
“Oh?” Alarm ran along the back of her neck and raised the hairs in some kind of strange anticipation. What did he mean by that?
Oui. I'm sorry I was away so long. The business of being a captain has its moments of tedium.”
“That's all right. Every position has its disadvantages.”
He then took her by the hand. “It was a pleasure to meet you, Mademoiselle.”
“Likewise, Capitaine.”
“Your carriage awaits, my lady.” He gestured to the vehicle waiting down below at the dock.
She nodded, barely glancing at her uncle's property, and looked up at him. His face relaxed into an expression of contentment, and she wondered if her departure was the source of it. Had she given him cause to want to be rid of her? The prospect didn't seem fair for she'd never been anything more than herself. Hadn't he just expressed otherwise?
Fara chastised herself. He was a captain of a ship. His opinion should not matter to her at all -- but strangely it did, and she couldn't find a reason for it.
She cleared her throat to cease the silence. “I regret to say I never quite thanked you for your most timely interference last night.”
He grinned. “I think your show of gratitude this morning was quite enough. I require no more, Mademoiselle.”
She flushed scarlet beneath his captivating gaze. No doubt he referred to that morning, when she awakened in his arms. Like a lady, she should have apologized profusely and probably should still for acting so familiar with a man, but she was certain he would not accept it.
“Nevertheless, Capitaine, I am grateful for you truly spared me humiliation, if you understand my meaning.”
He nodded. “I do. But, I suggest you forget the ordeal. They were rogues intent on doing any manner of harm possible, and it is just fortunate you got away.”
“You are too humble, Capitaine.”
He shook his head. “Now, Fara, I am sure you must attend to your duties as I must to mine.” He grasped for her hand and lifted it to his lips. “Perhaps we will meet again, Mademoiselle...”
Like a perfect gentleman, she thought, and was grateful he hadn't done something impulsive.
Oui, Monsieur. Perhaps we will. I bid you farewell, Capitaine Hill.”
He released her hand, and she turned to go, but with a sudden tight grasp of her wrist, he reeled her back. Crushing her against the wall of his chest, Grant covered her lips with his. It was too late to pull away for he held her against him and Fara was lost in the sensation of his kiss.
Lord, if she'd found the man aesthetically pleasing, his kiss was so much more. She parted her lips on a sigh as he burned her, igniting a fire deep inside in her body.
She had no time to respond to him completely though. Before she knew it, he'd set her away from him. Gasping for breath, she searched his eyes, expecting to see something akin to triumph. There was only brightness. The deep and dark charcoal she'd witnessed before turned soft and subtle, appearing as the land when the sun comes up and light spills to the ground, staining every surface and contour.
Fara cleared her throat again, aware that propriety should have mandated she slap him, but she couldn't muster the will to do it. “Goodbye, Grant,” she whispered as she made her way down the gangway to the ground below. Pierre assisted her into the carriage and she turned to stare up at the tall figure of Grant Hill. She wondered if he really was pleased to see her go. Certainly a kiss like that could only mean the opposite.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Upon Your Return by Marie Lavender Spotlight with Interview Coming Soon!

Fara Bellamont has been back in society for a year after leaving Cluny Abbey, where her uncle sent her long ago. When he chooses a suitor for her for marriage, she fears that she will be forced to marry a stranger and live a miserable life.
But, Fara finds herself thrust into an adventure of a lifetime when unforeseen circumstances cause her to place her trust in a strange man for protection. His intervention not only saves her, but puts her in an even more compromising position.
Grant Hill, a trading captain, is enchanted by the young heiress not only because of her beauty, but because she is hardly conventional. Underneath her ladylike exterior lies a tigress. Grant cannot help but offer his protection as she is in need and he is far from immune from her charms.
Fara just never bargained on the passion that she feels for Grant Hill. As events unfold, she must decide whether her desires and the dictates of her heart should trump the rules of society in this exciting tale.
I just want to say that I've read this book before and I loved it!

You can purchase Upon Your Return from Amazon or read more about it from Goodreads.


 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Beats by Kendall Grey

WARNING: BEATS is specially formulated for horn dogs, porn oglers, smut peddlers, BDSM junkies, M/M and M/M/F addicts, DP dabblers, body modification connoisseurs, and lovers of A2M backdoor sexy times. If you don’t fall into these categories, can’t stomach hot man-on-man action, or if you have no idea what the above acronyms mean, please back away from BEATS now. This isn’t the book you’re looking for. Failure to heed this warning could inadvertently throw unauthorized users into a persistent vegetative state, or at the very least, require administration of a defibrillator to the chest and/or groin area. Nobody wants that.

For months, shy drummer Jinx Hardwick has been silently crushing on her tall, dark, and scary bandmate, Toombs Badcock. Drawn to his frightening ink and scars, she yearns to uncover the shadowy secrets lurking behind his silver eyes, but Jinx is too intimidated to even look at him, let alone talk to him. When she stumbles upon Toombs and their manipulative lead guitarist Rax in a compromising position, Jinx realizes her chances of winning Toombs’s heart aren’t just a long shot—they’re nonexistent. To make matters worse, Jinx’s family needs her at home. She’s about to back away from it all—Toombs, the band, her dreams of fame and fortune—when Rax makes her an offer she can’t refuse: a no-holds-barred night alone with Toombs. There’s one small catch. She has to go through Rax to get it.





First off, you gotta love a book that comes with a warning. I fell for the first book in this series, Strings, because of the warning. I had to have it. Nothing could come between me and Strings until it was sitting in my hot little hands via an app on my phone. The day I got it, I stayed up WAY past my bedtime because I couldn't put it down. And it was H O T! So after reading Strings, I jumped back online to stalk follow the author, Kendall Grey. And follow her I did. I'm not sure that there is a corner of the internet that Kendalls name has been mentioned that I haven't seen. I KNEW I had to have Beats the moment it was released. This morning, I was hanging out on her Facebook fan club page, Rockers and Harlots, hoping against all hope that she would take pity on us mere mortals and release early. And there I saw it. A screenshot of her friend pressing publish because Kendall (self-confessedly) didn't have the balls to click that button that could bring great joy upon the masses. I'm eternally grateful to her friend for doing it for her. 
Beats takes up the reigns where Strings left us dangling like the poor lost souls that we are without the wise words from Letty, the band's singer, to guide us. I want to be best friends with Letty, by the way. The words that come out of her mouth would make a sailor blush... Which means that I've totally stolen some of her phrases. I admit it. When I'm not online, I curse with every other word. It's fun and it drives my mother insane. Win-win situation there. :)

Jinx is in love with Toombs. We've all been there, fallen for the bad boy (I got to keep mine, yay!). It's fun, but comes with a lot of drama. Dramas new name is Rax Wrathbone. Somethings going on between him and Toombs and it makes Jinx want to stay out of the mix because all she wants is Toombs. Speaking of, there is a t-shirt with this quote on it. I want it. I need it. I'm poor. Seriously. I saved a $5 gift card that I won on another book site almost two months ago to buy this book so if anyone wants to do me a solid, I wear a size large. 

The series Hard Rock Harlots is raunchy, lustful, and guaranteed to make you change your panties at least once. It isn't your usual 'dirty book' because it has a story behind it. Even as you rub one out for yourself you can't help falling in love with the characters. I could talk for hours about this book, but I won't. I'd give too much away. So I'll leave you with a few quotes from both books that I found particularly awesome. 











































Kendall's Bio:

Kendall Grey is the self-appointed past, present, and future president of the Authors Behaving Badly Club. A whale warrior and indie freedom fighter, she spends summers in the corner (usually with a dunce cap on her head) and winters hunched at the peak of Mt. Trouble, fiery pens of fury (complete with invisible ink) flying across the pages. She has a big set of cajones, and she's not afraid to use them. In her spare time, Kendall speaks your mind so you don't have to.

Kendall lives off a dirt road near Atlanta, Georgia but don't hold that against her. 


BEATS buy links:

Kendall's Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/WaZ1Nm


Contact Kendall:

Kendall's blog: http://www.kendallgrey.com










Kendall Grey

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